FOOD & DRINK
02/26/2013 09:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cream Cheese Recipes: Cakes, Dips And More

Thirty-five ways to use this spread.

We all know how well cream cheese and bagels go together. Like burgers and fries, some food combinations you just can't go wrong with. So we're not trying to tell you to stop putting cream cheese on your bagels -- don't ever stop doing that -- we just want to make sure that you understand the full potential of your cream cheese spread.

In case you didn't know, cream cheese is responsible for 90 percent of cheesecakes. It's why red velvet cake (and its frosting) is so good. And it's the secret ingredient in so many of our favorite dips. Cream cheese is a jack of all trades -- and a master of them too. Check out all the things you can make with America's favorite spreadable cheese.

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